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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Feb 29, 2012 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

And someone please alert the apostrophe police.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 29, 2012 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Well, after today we are one person closer to it actually being "Hey, hey, I'm the Monkee!"


Was that too morbid?
I've got some Whitney jokes....too soon?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 29, 2012 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

I think admitting to the fact that I can listen to their pop hits with some warm and fuzzy feelings nowadays was my first "guilty pleasure" admission here at the Forum some yrs back...I'll never forget my two older brothers remarking at the time (ie, 06 or so), they'd NEVER forgive me for that--it was simply going too far in their view.

Love the contrast in comments provided by the band they were spawned to imitate: Lennon, when asked by one of them (Monkee) if he thought they were poor imitations of the Beatles, replied "I think you are the best comedy act around next to the Marx Brothers...I never miss a show", whereas Harrison was much more sympathetic, saying "maybe they could be better than us if not so completely micro-mamaged by the suits in LA" or some such...

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 29, 2012 10:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville? Monkees (GD Related)

This might give you a smile... Jerry on the Monkees circa 1967

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXs_rwjb_x4&;feature=related

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2012-03-01 06:35:50

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 1, 2012 5:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville? Monkees (GD Related)

copycat! :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 29, 2012 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Does this mean Neil Diamond is collecting more royalties?

Mike Nessmith lives and works nearby and has apparently been receiving medical care for better part of last two years due to sight issues (went blind). Say what you will about the monkees, but he's a sharp guy and has been cutting edge for a long time (he, to his fame or infamy, pretty much created MTV) - and for giving the world REPO MAN, he deserves some credit.

My favorite clip of him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgNxuNaYHsk&;feature=player_embedded

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 29, 2012 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Re: Michael Nesmith / Monkees - "sharp guy"

Nesmith's best work, I think, was Elephant Parts - released about 1981. Incredible stuff for that period! Elephant Parts was a combo of SNL-type comedy skits and music videos. Nesmith was way ahead of almost everyone else. His mom sold her company, "Liquid Paper", to the Gillette Corporation in 1979 for $47.5 million. At the time, her company employed 200 people and made 25 million bottles of Liquid Paper (typewriter correction fluid) per year.

"Name that Drug" - skit on YouTube - from Elephant Parts - Nesmith is "the Narc"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgzUuAA5pXU

"Rio" - music video on YouTube - from Elephant Parts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tpkxKZS4fc

"Crusin" - music video on YouTube - from Elephant Parts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkTmuLHFsKE

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 29, 2012 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOI-SDYGviM&;feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLEE919C238C2B42F3